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Everything you want to know about spikes styles

    Guide to spike styles

    Different spikes styles suit different track surfaces and events:

    • 6mm Pyramid Spikes – popular all-round spikes suitable for all events.
    • 7mm Christmas Tree Spikes – designed to compress the track surface. Suitable for sprints, hurdles, middle distance and jumps.
    • 12mm Grass Spikes – longer spikes designed to provide increased traction on grass tracks. This is the maximum length of spike allowed in Little Athletics. We also stock a 15mm Grass Spike for powerful adult sprinters.

    We also sell Specialty Spikes in 9mm Pyramid, 9mm Jumps and 15mm Grass styles.

    Athletes often have a personal preference towards either Pyramid Spikes or Christmas Tree Spikes when competing on synthetic tracks.

    Here is a quick guide to spikes style by event for events on synthetic tracks:

    • Sprints and Hurdles (100m to 400m) – 6mm Pyramid or 7mm Christmas Tree
    • Middle Distance (800m – 1500m) – 6mm Pyramid or 7mm Christmas Tree
    • Long Distance (3000m – 10000m) – 6mm Pyramid
    • Steeplechase – 6mm Pyramid
    • Cross Country – 6mm Pyramid, 9mm Pyramid or 12mm Grass (use shorter spikes on harder surfaces)
    • Long Jump and Triple Jump – 6mm Pyramid, 9mm Pyramid
    • High Jump – 9mm Pyramid or 9mm Jumps
    • Javelin – 6mm Pyramid or 9mm Pyramid
    • Pole Vault – 6mm Pyramid or 7mm Christmas Tree
    • Gold Carbon Lite Spikes - Pyramid 6mm

      Gold Carbon Lite Spikes – Pyramid 6mm

      From $11.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Pyramid Spikes

      Pyramid Spikes 6mm

      From $9.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Sale! Train and Race Combo - Pyramid Spikes

      Train and Race Combo – Pyramid Spikes 6mm

      From $21.98 From $19.89
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Neo Pyramid Spikes 6mm

      From $11.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Out of stock

      Omni-Lite Pyramid Spikes 7mm

      From $11.99
    • Out of stock
      Omni-Lite Christmas Tree Spikes 7mm

      Omni-Lite Christmas Tree Spikes 7mm

      From $11.99
    • Christmas Tree Spikes

      Christmas Tree Spikes 7mm

      From $9.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Christmas Tree Spikes 7mm Gold

      From $11.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Sale!

      Train and Race Combo – Christmas Tree Spikes 7mm (Gold)

      From $21.98 From $19.89
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Out of stock
      Sale! Train and Race Combo - Christmas Tree Spikes

      Train and Race Combo – Christmas Tree Spikes 7mm (Omni)

      From $21.98 From $19.89
    • 9mm Pyramid Spikes

      Pyramid Spikes 9mm – Field & Cross Country Spikes

      From $9.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • 12mm Grass Spikes

      Grass Spikes 12mm

      From $9.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • 15mm Grass Spikes

      Grass Spikes 15mm

      From $9.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Out of stock
      Jumps Spikes

      Jumps Spikes 9mm

      From $9.99
    • Green and Gold Spikes

      Green & Gold Carbon Lite Spikes – Pyramid 6mm

      From $11.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Out of stock
      Black Carbon Lite Spikes

      Black Carbon Lite Spikes – Pyramid 6mm

      From $11.99
    • Blue Carbon Lite Spikes - Pyramid 6mm

      Blue Carbon Lite Spikes – Pyramid 6mm

      From $11.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • 6mm Pyramid Red Carbonlite Spikes

      Red Carbon Lite Spikes – Pyramid 6mm

      From $11.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Purple Carbon Lite Spikes

      Purple Carbon Lite Spikes – Pyramid 6mm

      From $11.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Personalise your spikes

      Personalise your spikes! Carbon Lite Spikes – Pyramid 6mm

      From $11.99
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Spike Key

      Spike Key

      $5.95
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Elastic Shoe Laces

      $6.95
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Ultralite Performance No Show Socks

      $8.00
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Freedom Feeling Ankle Socks

      $8.00
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Ultralite Performance No Show Socks

      Ultralite Performance No Show Socks – 2 Pack

      $14.95
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Ultralite Performance No Show Socks

      Ultralite Performance No Show Socks – 3 Pack

      $19.95
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Out of stock

      Freedom Feeling Ankle Socks – 3 Pack

      $19.95
    • Sale! Essentials Pack

      Essentials Pack

      $33.33 $19.95
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Sale! Athletics Gift Packs

      Competitor Pack

      $64.22 $38.95
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Oval Shoe Laces – 6mm – 120cm

      $4.49
      Estimated delivery by Wednesday 17 August
    • Pyramid Spikes

      Bulk purchase – Starter Pack – 20 mixed bags

      $110.00
      Estimated delivery by Tuesday 6 September
    • Pyramid Spikes

      Bulk purchase – 6mm Pyramid Spikes

      From $137.50
      Estimated delivery by Tuesday 6 September
    • Christmas Tree Spikes

      Bulk purchase – 7mm Christmas Tree Spikes

      From $137.50
      Estimated delivery by Tuesday 6 September
    • 12mm Grass Spikes

      Bulk purchase – 12mm Grass Spikes

      From $137.50
      Estimated delivery by Tuesday 6 September
    • Personalise your spikes

      Bulk purchase – 6mm Carbon Lite Spikes

      From $150.00
      Estimated delivery by Tuesday 6 September
    • Spike Key

      Bulk Purchase – Spike Key

      From $29.50
      Estimated delivery by Tuesday 6 September
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